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Multnomah County Budget 2013-14

On May 2, Chair Jeff Cogen submitted his proposed 2013-14 budget. A series of public meetings will be held throughout May for citizen imput. We welcome testimony during these meetings to find out what the priorities are for the citizens living in Multnomah county.

Diane McKeel

Supporting efforts to reduce gun violence

Remarks from April 18, 2013 Board of County Commissioners meeting regarding proposed gun safety ordinance. This was the first reading of the ordinance.

Diane McKeel

Caring for Our Community: Building Capacity of Faith-based and Community Services

Wat Buddhathamaram temple in Northeast Portland

Multnomah County recognizes the invaluable service faith communities provide for individuals, children, and families in Multnomah County. Presenters from the county's Interfaith Initiative recently provided an overview of the county's approach to collaboration with faith communities on their shared goals of improving resident's health and well being.

Diane McKeel

Oregon’s First Lady declares new war on poverty, child hunger

First Lady Cylvia Hayes and invited guests join board at hunger briefing

First Lady Cylvia Hayes declared a new war on poverty Tuesday, announcing details of a prosperity plan to tackle the state’s alarming rate of hunger.


Thanking veterans who served in peacetime and in war

Mathew Brady, Multnomah County property manager

Oregon Army National Guard and Iraq War veteran Mathew Brady often thinks of the nine soldiers he knew who died while serving their country.


Voters say 'Yes' to libraries: Multnomah County's award-winning system gets permanent funding

Library tax district election night reaction

Multnomah County voters have approved a measure to create a library tax district, according to the latest election results.

Measure 26-143 was winning 62 percent to 38 percent, according to the Multnomah County Elections Division.


Donate food, household items for Oct. 20 stand down to support returning veterans

Commissioner McKeel collects items for veterans

Bags of canned food, boxes of shampoo, lotion, first aid supplies and toiletries, pasta and much more was donated during the month of July to aid Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel in her efforts to support returning troops. The food and household items will go to veterans and their families who are adjusting to civilian life.


Downtown Troutdale paving project rescheduled for September

A project that will repave the Historic Columbia River Highway in downtown Troutdale has been rescheduled for September. The project will pave the road from curb to curb between Depot Park at the east end of downtown and the intersection of S.W. Halsey Street and West Historic Columbia River Highway. These sections of the highway were last paved in 2000 and 1995. The project will not pave the highway’s intersection with S.W. 257th Avenue.

Diane McKeel

County's Restitution Garden welcomes new police officers to work with juvenile offenders

Multnomah County Restitution Garden

On an unseasonably cool recent summer morning, new Portland police officers got their hands dirty to learn more about Multnomah County’s work with juvenile offenders who grow crops as part of their restitution requirements.


East County Veterans Stand Down: To support our veterans and their families

Each year, Central City Concern hosts a stand down in the Portland area to assist our returning veterans. Seeing such a great need for the services and connections provided at these events, the Chapel, a Foursquare chuch in Troutdale, is again hosting a Stand Down aimed at helping veterans living in east Multnomah County.

The East County Veterans Stand Down is meant to empower our local veterans and help them thrive in the communities they so bravely served.

Diane McKeel

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